How the history books suggest Sunderland will fare in League One

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Sunderland will be looking to go one better next season and seal promotion from League One - but how do the history books suggest they will fare?

Friday, 7th June 2019, 11:23 am

We’ve taken a look back at the last two decades in the third and seen where the losing play-off finalists have finished in the season immediately following their promotion heartbreak. And while it was bad news for some, the Black Cats could be encouraged by the performances of some of their predecessors - and will be hoping that history repeats itself this season. Scroll down and click through the pages to see how the history books suggest the Black Cats will fare, if previous play-off finalists are anything to go by:

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